Join Date: Nov 2004
Bikes: Univega - fixed conversion
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Loose chain ring ... WTF?
I've been riding my current set up for about 3 months. Today I was out riding around and, just as I was pulling into my hood, I noticed everything felt a little wonky, like my left crank was about to pop off. I got home and realized that every single one of my chain ring bolts were about to come undone. They are track/bmx bolts, no spacers so I don't think the equipment is the issue. The drive-side crank is an old Sugino and the ring is a new Salsa so there could be a compatibility question but everything seemed fine when I put it together. Do these things just loosen up over time? Is there something I can do to keep this from happening in the future? Is red locktite the answer?
I'm posting this to the ss/fg forum because I have a sense that the extra pressure riding fixed puts on the drive train may make this a particular problem for fg riders and, thus, they may have just the perspective I need. Oh ... and I never go to any of the other forums.